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With the digital revolution taking over every aspect of life, supply chain and logistics also need to keep up, or they will be left in the dust of innovation. By integrating technology into these business aspects, enterprises can save time and expenses. Gadgets Magazine speaks with AEB's MD and GM Asia Pacific about the Internet of Things (IoT) entering the supply chain landscape.
In this interview with Mr. Markus Meissner, Managing Director of AEB, Business Mirror talks about the intense competition among various sectors to get the best possible manpower in the information-technology (IT) sector.
In this interview with AEB Asia Pacific's General Manager Frans Kok, Business Mirror discusses how the Philippines can be a leader in the use of supply-chain technologies in the Southeast Asian (SEA) region and how they can take a leading position in SEA, especially when the Asean Economic Cooperation [AEC] comes into full swing.
AEB’s new white paper introduces the four fundamental pillars of export controls: sanction list screening, embargo checks, critical goods screening, and end-use checks. It details what exactly companies are required to check and what role IT systems play in ensuring global trade compliance. It also helps businesses to determine whether their ERP system is up to the export controls challenge, based on ten practical tips and a useful check list.
Cloud technology will enable logistics managers to achieve the visibility required to meet the demands of the modern supply chain. Cloud-based or hybrid systems make it possible for multiple sources to update and refer to the same set of data. By utilizing the IoT and cloud technology, businesses will be one step closer to visibility excellence and supply chain collaboration.
What impact will digitisation have on supply chains? How software and new technologies change
global trade and logistics processes in the supply chain. And what does
this mean for those who work in the fields of global trade, logistics,
supply chains and IT?
Mobile apps are now being considered by enterprises as the go-to software for inter-connecting all essential components of the supply chain. The benefit of mobile platforms is that they extend automation and instant access to information throughout an organization, harnessing mobility to connect workers to the information they need, in real time.
For businesses to realize the benefits of greater supply chain visibility and better processes, cross-functional knowledge transfer and regular information sharing is - both within a company and between partners - is crucial.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are the backbone of many businesses. Users are largely satisfied with their solutions but the level of satisfaction varies widely depending on which part of the business the system supports. Many companies face a dilemma, especially when it comes to supporting their own logistics and foreign trade operations: Is it better to model the processes in the ERP system or turn to best-of-breed solutions?
Managing Director, Markus Meissner and General Manager (APAC) of AEB, Frans Kok sit down with Clara Tan of the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore to share their thoughts on the latest challenges in the supply chain management software industry and the importance of technology and diversity in business.
Is the popular term ‘big data’ all hype and no substance? The definition of the highly-evolving term is now so broad that it could be used to describe the simplest of data analytics. Today, the number of daily searches on Google for ‘big data’ has increased twelvefold in the span of just 4 years. But it does not necessarily mean that the technology behind the term will go out together with it. Big data technology will have the opportunity to become more clearly defined than ever.
Capturing and analyzing the right data correctly is important, but what good does this knowledge do if you lack the capacity to respond accordingly? "If you want to benefit from big data over the long term, you also need to build up a highly agile and flexible supply chain to take advantage of the insight that it can bring." says Frans Kok, General Manager of AEB (Asia Pacific).
The automotive industry is both complex and fast paced, with about 25 vehicles produced every minute in ASEAN alone. Supplying this fast moving and high spec industry means being subject to some of the strictest shipping requirements. In an effort to cope with these challenges, Stabilus uses AEB's Transport & Freight Management software to improve their shipping quality and customer service.
On opening a new Asian Parts and Logistics Centre in Singapore in 2014, GEA implemented AEB’s ASSIST4 software, a comprehensive solution suite for logistics companies that aims to improve the management of complex logistics operations.
AEB has launched a dedicated educational programme in the region that combines a series of whitepapers tackling key challenges facing Asian supply chain managers, such as freight cost calculation, allocation and purchasing and efficient freight invoice auditing, and culminates in the SCA Roundtable event in Singapore on 17th April.
As a firm believer in the region and its potential, Markus Meissner initiated the founding of AEB Asia Pacific back in 2001, at a time when the market was in its infancy stages of growth. In this interview piece with Supply Chain Asia, Mr Meissner shares his passion for Asia, thoughts on the region’s development, and insights into the corporate culture of AEB.
Freight forwarder tariffs are to supply chain manager just like what mobile phone plans are to rest of us. Not many can understand the different price calculation models with their differing cost factors and service types. AEB explains how electronic freight cost management increases transparency and helps to make informed decisions.
Denice Cabel sat down with Markus Meissner, Global CEO of AEB, to discuss technology trends in end-to-end SCM IT solutions and the latest developments in his company.
ASSIST4 Compliance & Risk Management not only automates the restricted party screening process but also ensures that exporters comply with all export bans and licensing requirements. The new version offers better security, enhanced functionality and intuitive user interface.
Modern warehouse management systems (WMS) have the flexibility to manage the challenges of complex supply chain ecosystems. Frans Kok, General Manager, AEB (Asia Pacific) takes a closer look at the warehouse as the "heart of the supply chain" and gives recommendations on what businesses should consider before choosing a new WMS.
AEB (Asia-Pacific) Pte Ltd appointed Mr Frans Kok as General Manager. With over 15 years of experience in IT solutions and manufacturing industry in APAC Frans Kok will expand AEB's regional operations to its next phase of growth.
Risk management is all about preparation and IT plays a big role. Establishing a risk model and updating it yearly is essential if companies want to be prepared.
"Adopting the big data approach will help instil higher efficiency into the supply chain. Productivity, collaboration, speed, sustainability and visibility can be maximised while simultaneously minimising time and resources spent." says Thomas Halliday, General Manager of AEB (Asia Pacific).
AEB's General Manager Thomas Halliday sees particular challenges in managing food logistics. With a number of incidents involving contaminated, fake and otherwise harmful foods, food traceability will be crucial. Engaging the right technology to improve the traceability and enhancing visibility will be of prime importance.
Thomas Halliday, General Manager, AEB (Asia Pacific) giving insights on trends influencing the global supply chain industry. Focusing on achieving supply chain excellence and creating values to the customers, some of the forward-thinking companies have already adapted themselves to these trends...
Thomas Halliday, General Manager, AEB (Asia Pacific) talks about the trends in Global Trade Management (GTM) and best practices for how your business can get the best out of your global trade management solution.
"Supply-chain partners must be ready to cooperate with their clients to find a solution for managing returns. " says AEB's Global CEO, Markus Meissner. AEB's software helps in the inventory check and provides the visibility to manage returns.
Collaboration has remained a key challenge for many companies in the pharmaceutical industry, leading to gross inefficiencies in the supply chain. However, when collaboration between suppliers is successfully enforced, it can lead to discovering new opportunities to reduce costs and joint inventories which positvely can impact their bottom lines.
Thomas Halliday, General Manager, AEB (Asia Pacific) believes 2013 will be the year of collaboration in the supply chain industry. Compliance and customs topics will gain importance; especially in APAC and everyone in the supply chain ladder will need to work together to overcome hurdles.
Visibility system can make the world greener and cut logistics costs. IT platforms can create cost efficiencies and increase productivity while helping the environment.
ASSIST4 from AEB is the comprehensive solution suite for logistics companies that offer a complete set of business services for end-to-end logistics. The application has six areas that can be used across the supply chain. This article will look at the function and benefits of the different ASSIST4 components.
Keeping the supply chain smooth sailing is a challenge for managers. IT visibility solutions can help them manage risks and keep the integrity of their supply chain.
Business intelligence should be continuously applied to ensure that companies are improving their processes in a proactive and predictive manner.
Thanks to their multiple capabilities, smartphones have become ubiquitous in various professions. With the advent of various IT visibility platforms, the impact of smartphones on supply chain management has become even greater.
SMEs solely believed that companies had to choose between being environmentally friendly or generating profits for their firm. While this belief is slowly being eroded, a significant number of SMEs still believe that they need to choose one over the other.
Small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMES) are lacking excellence in their warehouse management strategies, which are affecting their efficiency and competitiveness in the market.
Due to increased market saturation, companies are facing stiff competition. A smart way for SMEs to set themselves apart is through their service levels for the customer.
AEB (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd today announced the appointment of Mr. Thomas Halliday as General Manager to focus on growth across the APAC region. With immediate effect, Halliday succeeds Dr. Torsten Mallée to assume the role and will be based in Singapore.
AEB (Asia Pacific), in partnership with SingTel, unveiled WMS||XPRESS, an affordable, ready to use, cloud-based warehouse management solution targeted specifically at the SME market.
Dr. Torsten Mallée says that in the next five years, we will see a rise in organizations adopting global trade management (GTM) solutions in order to gain a competitive advantage in the market.
SingTel and AEB have worked out a partnership. Its goal ist to offer a software as a service version of AEB's warehouse management system (WMS) on SingTel's myBusinessPortal.
2012 is set to be another year where the change movement to create more sophisticated and responsive supply chains will continue. The key economic and social drivers behind this change in the Singapore supply chain industry you can read in the article.